|Parc National de l'Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé|
My trip to the Gaspésie was soon coming to an end as I made my way back to Portland Maine. I took the most scenic route possible which involved a long but pretty drive along the eastern peninsula which included a quick hiking near Rocher-Percé or Pierced Rock. This rock has become somewhat of an international symbol of the Gaspésie and shows up on the covers of most regional tourism brochures. It is both the natural symbol of the Gaspé Peninsula and the Québec Maritime. Its a fitting one too with its unique natural beauty which couldn't be found anywhere else in Canada or the world. While this would be my last sight on this trip, it would not be the least!
Compared to the rest of the towns I saw, Percé was more cosmopolitan and catered more towards the general tourist. It was a busy small town with all kinds of shops, small motels and novelty stores. The centerpiece of the action was, of course, Rocher-Percé which is a massive monolith with a curiously shaped sea-arch. It is instantly recognizable-
|Rocher-Percé from across the bay|
|The hike helps you appreciate how massive the rock actually is|
|Mont Sainte-Anne hike, Quebec|
|And that is why it is called "Pierced Rock|
Au revoir, Québec!
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